View from National Museum, Acton of Lake Burley Griffin, under which the site of the original Acton racecourse sits
Group of ladies at a marquee, Acton racecourse.
The Acton racecourse was on the western side of the hospital/museum peninsula, approx between the mouth of Sullivans Ck and Springbank Island. There were certainly sports grounds on the site of the rephotograph - I recall those ubiquitous green huts left over from the pre-war workmans camps that were used as dressing-sheds.
Discovering Mildenhall’s Canberra
is a joint project between the
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
National Archives of Australia.